The Home Area Network Project
University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.
The goals of the Home Area Network Project are to develop an architecture
for the interconnection of home electronics equipment, including
TV, Radio, VOD, Home Theatre, HiFi, Security and outside world ATM
connectivity. The architecture will have multiple levels, including
The Home Area Network Project will include work on the following areas:
- Object and type model for HAN devices, streams and configurations.
- Application scripting level.
- Infra-red command control level.
- Stream presentation/encoding syntax level.
- ATM networking level.
- Proxy control protocol level for dumb devices.
- HAN Application Environment.
- HAN Security and Authentication Enviromnet.
- HAN HiFi Consortium.
- The Warren Architecture
for Proxy Control of Dumb ATM Devices.
- Design of Hardware Description Languages and Protocols for
direct implementation of protocols in hardware.
- Implementation of Proxy Signalling Entities for regular ATM service
over dumb switches.
Here is a paper on
ATM for Audio and Video on Demand in the